Haaland was a hit with the Borussia Dortmund shirt and was wanted by some of the biggest clubs in the world, but will play for Manchester City from next season.
One of the great deals of recent times in European football was closed this Tuesday (9). After speculation about all the possible destinations since he came to prominence, Erling Haaland was announced as the new player of the Manchester City. He will be the 9 that Pep Guardiola dreamed of.
In their social networks, citizens confirmed the early news by ESPN last Monday (9) and communicated a principle of agreement with the striker, who will become a player for the British club from the 1st of July.
“Manchester City confirms that they have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland to the club on 1 July 2022. The transfer will be finalized after personal terms have been agreed with the player,” the team wrote. heavenly.
City will be the 4th professional team in the 21-year-old’s career, after Mold, Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund.
By edging out competition from giants like Real Madrid, barcelona and many others, the City agreed to pay Haaland’s termination clause with Borussia Dortmund. The values have not been officially confirmed, but, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, specialized in the international market, the business is around 60 million euros (R$ 325.70 million).
The arrival of Haaland definitively puts an end to the great shortage of the Manchester City squad, which, since leaving Sergio Aguero, in 2021, did not have a striker. In the current season, as in part of the previous one, the coach Pep Guardiola opted for a tactical system without a craft 9.
This will likely change from next season onwards as the City bet all their chips on Haaland. In addition to paying the full amount of the fine, the club will pay gloves for the striker and his representatives, in addition to one of the main salaries of the squad. The biggest remains that of Kevin de Bruyne, who earns £375,000 a week..
Before Haaland, the City tried to close with Harry Kanetop scorer and idol tottenham, but the London club did not even open negotiations. The new reinforcement arrives now to fill this gap and will have as attacking companions names like Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Julian Alvarezanother contractor River Plate.
Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus are also City’s offensive options, but the two can be traded by the club. English has aroused recent interest in the Milanwhile the Brazilian had his name speculated in the Arsenal. One of them must leave, while the other chosen by the directors will remain in the star-studded cast.